Have you drawn the line?
Have you always wanted to begin something bigger and greater than yourself?
Have you told your boss that you are going to make it on your own?
Have you decided that you will now be the master of your own destiny?
Have you decided that if it is to be that it’s up to you to make it happen?
So, how do you feel at this point?
I can’t comment for everybody, but I can comment on my own experiences. Entrepreneurship, or “going out on your own”, is hard yakka. You once were comforted by those weekly, fortnightly or monthly pay cheques. You once had control on the part of your income that you could control. Now, you are presented with a complete myriad of problems (which means you get to come up with fantastic solutions!) and are forced to learn all aspects of Business. The shear volume and number of new problems often derail the most developed and experienced professionals going out on their own. These problems used to be the marketing departments, the estimating departments, the sales departments, the human resources departments, the customer services departments, the engineering departments…..
Can you see where I am heading with this?
At the crux of this scenario, you just don’t know what you don’t know. Thus, it is important to ensure that you keep yourself as informed as possible in the early stages of launching your dream business. This way, you will proactively understand the best ways to nip or solve problems prior to even encountering them by learning from the best in the business. By ensuring that you’re always filling your business brain with valuable information you will not only grow your business, you will also experience personal growth which is truly infectious to those around you.
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